Hey what’s up everybody? Don’t worry, there won’t be any patent leather suits in this one! That was a fun blast from the past last week though! Based on the overwhelming feedback for last week’s 90’s flashback fashion post, I may have to do another round one of these days. I may also have to seriously consider bringing that wild Starter jacket out of retirement next winter lol.
Anyway, before we continue, look what happened to my little buddy! Regular readers will recognize this little guy as my 5-year-old nephew Domonick but look!
He broke his thumb! Apparently, this happened during a reckless game of baseball during his summer camp. Who has done this to you Dom? I’ll have to fly to Virginia and give whoever it was a piece of my mind! And before any of you say “pick on someone your own size” bear in mind that I’m like 5’5” on a good day so some of those 5-year-olds probably ARE my size.
As you can see, he’s smiling though so Dom is doing just fine. Actually, he loves that cast! My brother says that he’s been throwing his arm up like he’s shooting lasers from it! Hopefully he doesn’t break the other one on purpose to complete his Iron Man look.
I can’t laugh too hard about his love for the cast though because I wanted one as a kid too. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t want a serious injury or anything but the attention and having everyone sign the cast always seemed like it would have been fun.
Despite my crazy antics over the years, I never broke a bone before though. So I guess I’ll have to just leave that unresolved item on my childhood bucket list because I sure don’t want to break anything now!
As a kid with tons of friends to feel sorry for you, parents to pay for all the medical bills and youth on your side to guarantee a full recovery, breaking bones sounds like a fun little sympathy party. As a jaded old man with few friends and tons of bills though? Um no thanks, I’ll pass lol but here’s to a speedy recovery Little Dom!
So did you hear the news? Travel is bringing back Man vs. Food! How cool is that? For those who are unfamiliar, the host (now Casey Webb replacing the beloved former host, Adam Richmond) travels the globe taking on various food challenges to see if he can defeat them. It’s a pretty fun concept and one of the most popular shows on the network.
As many of you may know, I was a guest on the show several years ago (see the top 10 moments in ®Fat Darrell Sandwich history to check it out) and despite my passionate coaching, Adam fell just shy of completing my namesake ®Fat Darrell Challenge at Rutgers. I’ll have to bring Casey back to RU to see if he can avenge Adam’s loss one of these days! Ha I’d love to be a part of the new episodes, they should make me Casey’s sidekick or something – if anyone knows about food challenges, it’s me lol. Someone get me Sharp Entertainment (the show’s production company) and Travel on the horn – STAT (No seriously, someone tell them to holla lol I’m interested)!
Speaking of food, I couldn’t figure out why I was craving pizza all last Friday. I mean…aside from the obvious, that it’s delicious. But aside from that, I was fighting off pizza cravings literally the entire day. It wasn’t until I looked down at the shirt I grabbed as I rushed to get dressed after the gym that I realized that I had unintentionally sabotaged myself.
Ha whoops. Yes, sometimes my crazy food shirts come back to bite me lol it’s all fun and games until you’re stuck drinking a protein shake while craving extra cheese and pepperoni. (See more of the glowing cheese slice tee in this post)
I suppose that’s how subliminal advertising works though (Download my new song Pushin Weight on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and more NOW!). Or at least it worked in this case since I eventually cracked and bought a pizza for dinner later that evening (Seriously, download Pushin Weight at your favorite digital music store, it’s only 99 cents!). It’s pretty amazing how the human mind works sometimes though right (Search for “®Fat Darrell – Pushin Weight” and buy the Mp3!)? I mean, if you see the same thing over and over again, it eventually gets imprinted into your subconscious until you’re almost forced to take action (Seriously, it’s a hot track – Pushin Weight by ®Fat Darrell, get it now!). Crazy right (Did that work lol)?
So I’m not sure if I mentioned this or not already lol but yeah, I’ve got this new song out called “Pushin Weight.” I haven’t gone into full scale (non-subliminal) advertising for it yet but since you’re a reader of this blog, you’re the first to know! The promo video on Youtube is currently hidden from the public until this Friday at 12am but here is the link for you to check it out now and already start sharing it with your squad: Pushin Weight Promo Video on Youtube
If you like what you hear, as ‘not-so-subtly” mentioned earlier, please support the project by heading to your favorite digital music store and purchasing a copy or 20 lol. Seriously, it’s only 99 cents, don’t be cheap! All jokes aside, this project will help put out the rest of the music and projects that are waiting in the wings so I appreciate the help. And don’t be too worried about the warning sticker, there are 2 versions available. Here’s what the song covers look like on digital stores:
Although I only listed iTunes and Amazon, it’s literally on every digital music retailer so just search and ye shall find lol
As for why it’s in the fitness section of this post? Well, aside from being a great hip-hop track to workout to, if you couldn’t guess based on the title, there are also a ton of fitness references and double meanings throughout the song! The track is fire, but hey, don’t take my word for it – check out the promo video for yourself.
I’ll talk about this project more in a future post but I wanted to share the link with you first to thank you all for checking out #DoubleFML – FatDarrellPalooza! As I always say, I truly appreciate you all.
As for the true fitness tip? Let’s keep it musical with a reminder that your playlist should reflect the activities that you’re going to participate in. Your body will most likely match the mood and pacing of your music so it may be tricky to run sprints to Sade just as it may be hard to relax into your yoga poses with 2 Chainz blasting in the background. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule, but in general, you’ll want to pick upbeat music (like Pushin Weight by ®Fat Darrell for example…) for upbeat workouts and slower paced music to relax to during stretches and cool-downs.
Have a fitness question or accomplishment you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below!
As you’ll hear in the song, I give my alma mater a shoutout with the line “I’ll turn your day into a Scarlet Knight, from Dirty Jerz, shoutout to Rutgers…” so that reminds me of this impulse buy that I made the other night. New Ish! Check it out!
“I’ll turn your day into a Scarlet Knight, from Dirty Jerz, shoutout to Rutgers…” – Fat Darrell
It’s funny because I was so proud of myself for making it through the entire day without spending much but then at 2am I went on an Amazon binge and started buying random items lol. I have no regrets about this one though because I seriously miss my New Jersey license plates! When they cut my old license at the Atlanta DMV I almost shed a tear lol so removing those plates from my car was equally traumatic.
Since they only use rear license plates here in GA, I may actually hang this novelty plate on the front of my car. It’s pretty realistic looking though and has the correct amount of letters for a real plate so hopefully I don’t start getting pulled over more often for “being from The North” or something lol. If so, I still have this handy…
Oh yeah, you see that Wu-tang tank top in the pic? Well that’s an excellent segue to this next impulse buy item from last week. Yep, more New Ish lol
Ha, for those of you who don’t know who that is, it’s the 16-time world wrestling champion, Ric Flair whose signature catchphrase is “WOOOOOO!” Or perhaps I should say “one of his many signature catchphrases” since the guy is a virtual quote machine.
Anyway, this shirt has been popping up on my Facebook newsfeed for weeks so I finally had to buy it. See kids? Subliminal advertising does work eh? That reminds me, did you know that I have a new song called Pushin Weight available on iTunes, Amazon and more? You should buy it now – WOOOOOO!
If you didn’t know, this past Sunday was National Ice Cream Day (although according to my coworker Nikki, EVERY day is National Ice Cream Day)! McDonalds gave out free cones throughout the day, as did many other restaurant chains that serve up frozen deliciousness.
In honor of this glorious celebration, the ®Fat Darrell Facebook and Twitter accounts shared several ice cream themed pics and videos (but you should know that already if you’re following me already right?). One of those videos was what I thought was an extremely large ice cream cone from Denmark, but my friend Tammy dropped a photo in the comments that made me realize that I hadn’t seen anything yet!
She told me about this chain of ice cream shops, Coney Waffle, that apparently sprung up near the Jersey Shore since I moved several years ago. Based on the photos I’m about to drop on you, you’ll see that it may be time for me to move back already! Feast your eyes upon this my friends…
O…M…G! Shakes, cones, cannoli – Oh my! The first “F” in DoubleFML stands for #foodporn and those pics do not disappoint! I’m definitely going to have to head into a Coney Waffle location as soon as I head back to New Jersey! In the meantime, you can read all about them here at http://www.coneywaffle.com! Thanks for the tip Tammy!
Have another food item or restaurant that we should check out? Have an amazing recipe to share? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Pushin Weight – ®Fat Darrell (Surely you saw this one coming lol download the track people, it’s hot!)
Front of the Line – Major Laser ft. Machel Montano & Konshens (speaking of subliminal advertising, this song was literally in the background of a Bacardi Rum commercial! It’s incredible though and features one of my favorite soca artists Machel Montano so what’s not to love?)
Pushin Weight – ®Fat Darrell (Do it! Available on all digital music platforms – tell a friend 😉)
C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan (one of my favorite hip-hop groups of all time plus Ric Flair? How could I NOT buy that shirt?)
Pushin Weight – ®Fat Darrell (not kidding… 99 cents, make it happen!)
The Ice Cream Man – Pharrell ft. DJ Green Lantern
Pushin Weight – ®Fat Darrell (Yep, one last time – get it!)
Have another song that fits today’s themes? Or another song that we should just check out because it’s that good? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Okay sorry for the shameless self-promotion (lol no I’m not. #sorrynotsorry) but hey, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do right? Seriously though, I do appreciate the support and again, check out the promo video before it’s made available to the general public by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/uuwZ8YFaNS4 (shoutout to MASART for the clip and D4 for the beat!)
Anyway, it’s about that time people. Don’t forget to drop a comment below before you go! As for me? I think I need to look up flights to New Jersey so I can get one of those cones asap!
Until next time my friends, May the Fork be With you…
“To be that man, you’ve got to beat the man. Woooo!” – Ric Flair